Passaic County officials announced that at approximately 1:44 a.m., on Sunday, police and fire personnel responded to a report of a fire at 489 Summer Street.
Officials said the fire extended to the structures at 487, 491, 493 Summer Street as well as one structure on Chestnut Street. All of the structures involved in the fire were two-story residential buildings with walk-up attics.
According to officials, Ms. Felicia Hernandez De La Cruz, 53, of Paterson, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Additionally, forty residents have been displaced, and two Paterson Firefighters were treated for minor injuries at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com.